What is a UK Immigration Appeal?
Effective 6 April, 2015 – new appeal guidelines were introduced by the UK Home Office.
Should you have received a UK entry clearance refusal letter, a UK Immigration Appeal gives you the opportunity to contest the decision should you disagree with the reasons as to why your application was refused.
Who is suitable for a UK Immigration Appeal?
- Persons refused asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK
- Persons who have had a human rights claim refused
- Persons facing deportation or have had a residence permit application refused
- Persons who have had their protection status withdrawn
- Persons who have been stripped of their UK Citizenship status
- Persons who had an application refused before April 6, 2015
Common questions asked about a UK Immigration Appeal
What happens if I don’t have the right to appeal?
You can request an Administrative Review. The refusal letter you have received will tell you if you can appeal or apply for an Administrative Review.
If I can appeal, how long do I have?
If you’re in the UK, you have 14 days to appeal against a refusal decision.
If you’re not in the UK, you have 28 days to appeal against a refusal decision.
My application was refused before the new rules on April 6, 2015. What should I do?
If you applied for leave to remain as a Tier 1, 2 or 5 Visa holder or a family member, before March 2, 2015, you can appeal if your application was refused on or after April 6.
For any other visa category, you can appeal if you applied before April 6, 2015 and your application was rejected on or after this date.
Am I allowed to get help from an immigration expert?
Yes! You’re permitted to seek the advice and guidance of an immigration adviser.